Critical Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Vulnerability – CVE-2022-43549

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered in Veeam Backup for Google Cloud (KB4374). If you don’t have automatic updates enabled, then better take a look at this.


Vulnerability Details:

During Veeam’s internal testing, a vulnerability was discovered within the Backup Appliance component of Veeam Backup for Google Cloud that allows users to bypass authentication mechanisms.

Severity: Critical
CVSS v3 Score: 10.0
Status: Resolved


A fix has been released to resolve the discovered vulnerability in Veeam Backup for Google Cloud versions 1 and 3. For most users, no actions will be needed, as the Veeam Updater component will have automatically installed this fix during its daily check for updates1. After the fix has been installed, the Backup Appliance will be restarted automatically. For environments where the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud backup appliance does not have access to, the fix will have to be manually deployed2 or internet access configured to allow access to the update server.

Info (automatic Patching of Components):

The fix for the vulnerability discussed in this article has been automatically deployed to all Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Backup Appliances that have been configured to have access to Most users will have no additional actions to perform beyond confirming the Veeam Updater component version.

For deployments where the Veeam Backup for Google Cloud Backup Appliance does not have network access to the Veeam Update Repository, the fix must be deployed manually.


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